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Cablegate: Wgsars: Canada-Wide Status Report April 14

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS OTTAWA 001078

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WGSARS, OES/PCI, WHA/CAN (RUNNING)

HHS FOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, OFFICE OF
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (STEIGER)

CDC for Global Health Office (Cox)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO AMED CA SARS
SUBJECT: WGSARS: Canada-wide Status Report April 14
(Number 3)

Ref. (A) Ottawa 1061 (SARS Canada-wide Report #2)
(B) Toronto 1075 (Ontario SARS Health Emergency)

1. As of April 13, 2003, Health Canada has received
reports of 283 probable or suspect cases of severe
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Canada. There have
been 13 deaths in Canada - all clustered in Toronto.
The information contained in this update was accurate
as of 13:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time, April 13: The
details of the cases to date are as follows:
2. Ontario: is reporting 97 probable and 135 suspect
cases and 13 fatalities. (See Toronto reporting for
details.)
3. British Columbia: is reporting 3 probable and 36
suspect cases. (Four new suspect cases since Update
#2).
4. New Brunswick: is reporting 2 suspect cases. (No
change from Update #2)
5. Saskatchewan: is reporting 1 suspect case. (No
change from Update #2)
6. Alberta: is reporting 5 suspect cases. (No change
from Update #2)
7. Prince Edward Island: is reporting 4 suspect cases.
(No change from Update #2).
8. All Canadian cases have occurred in persons who have
traveled to Asia or had contact with SARS cases in the
household or in a health-care setting.

Cellucci

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